The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition cover
Developers
Bethesda Game Studios
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
Creation Engine
Release dates
October 27, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 74
OpenCritic 80
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Series The Elder Scrolls
Resources
PCGamingWiki
WineHQ
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition guide on StrategyWiki
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on Wikipedia

General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

macOS Compatibility

Compatibility layer Rating Notes
CrossOver Perfect Some minor foliage texture issues, much higher performance than Parallels. See #CrossOver issues fixed.
Wine Unknown
Virtualization
Parallels Playable Playable with some stuttering.[1]Playable.[2]

CrossOver issues fixed[edit]

  • Use the Nightly build of CrossOver 21 from 2021-05-17 onwards
  • Install the Skyrim Special Edition CrossTie
  • Deactivate support DXVK for D3D11 on your bottle
  • Mods are available, refer to this Reddit thread

Availability[edit]

See PCGamingWiki for Windows and/or Linux availability.

Gameplay videos[edit]

References

  1. Verified by User:BringBackTron and Jhelzei on 2021-04-20
    Device: MacBook Pro M1 2020 8GB RAM
    OS: macOS 11.3 Beta 8
    Method: Windows ARM Build 21359 on Parallels 16.5
    Resolution: 1280x800
    Settings: Low
    Framerate: 30 FPS
    Comment: Major unplayable stutters; Windowed mode changes viewable aspect ratio to 16:9
  2. Verified by User:gp on 7 Sep 2021
    Device: Mac M1 16 GB RAM
    OS: Windows 11 (latest Insider ISO)
    Method: Parallels 17
    Resolution: 1080p
    Settings: Medium
    Framerate: 50~60 FPS